Bunnies are really cute, except when they take over your whole town. In South Fargo, North Dakota, big fluffy jackrabbits the size of small dogs showed up a couple of years ago. A woman in this video said that every morning she woke up to see 40-50 of them in her backyard! Why did this happen? In one year a mama jackrabbit can have babies 4 times, with up to 9 baby bunnies in each litter. And if the bunnies have no “predators” — animals who want to eat them — there’s nothing stopping the hopping.
Wee ones: Bunnies hop to get around. Can you hop 4 times? Count out loud as you hop!
Little kids: If you see 5 bunnies in your driveway, how many ears do they have? Bonus: If the woman sees 8 bunnies under her picnic table, and 1 hops away, then another, then another, what numbers would you say to count down the number of bunnies left?
Big kids: If a mama bunny can have 4 litters of babies with 9 bunnies in each, how many bunnies does she have that year? Bonus: How many babies would 100 mama bunnies have that year?
Wee ones: Count those hops: 1, 2, 3, 4!
Little kids: 10 ears. Bonus: 7 bunnies, then 6, then 5.
Big kids: 36 babies. Bonus: 3,600 baby bunnies!